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was going to say. >>> on the broadcast tonight, closing in on gadhafi. there's talk of u.s. military options against him. and now for hordes of people, now's the time to get out of there. >>> a collision course in wisconsin with time running out. tonight, is there a deal to end the standoff? >>> america at the crossroads. all week long our reports here on america's changing economy. tonight, are we keeping up in the search for the next big thing? >>> and the winner is -- the good, the bad and the ugly at this year's oscars. and the amazing story behind the man behind the best picture. and the amazing story behind the man behind the best picture. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. the situation in libya is now a lot more serious where the u.s. is concerned. u.s. navy ships are being readied for a number of possible options here including possibly enforcing a no-fly zone. moammar gadhafi spoke again today on two television networks an interview the u.s. immediately called delusional. all this time the forces against him are closing in. we
patrolling off libya's coast, this as the u.s. gets ready to hand over control of the no fly zone to the alliance. whatever that alliance is. we don't know at this time. in the meantime pro car davi forces ratchet up attacks in an eastern city of that country, stopping rebel groups there, but the international air strikes continue and now we have reports that those attacks forced pro qaddafi forces to withdraw tanks from another rebel-held city in the west. a whole lot goes on there today, jon. jon: the libyan leader remains as defiant as ever, appearing from his compound in tripoli and vowing to win the historic battle. now there's word, though, that mommar qaddafi may be planning his exit strategy. secretary of state hillary clinton, weighing in on that on abc's "world news with diane sawyer". >> this is what we hear from so many sources, diane, it is a constanto. >> today? >> today, yesterday, the day before. some of it, i'll be very, you know -- it's my personal opinion -- some of it is theater. a lot of it is just the way he bee haves. it's somewhat unpredictable. but some of
in the fukushima plant 120 miles northeast of here. they are using helicopters to dump huge buckets full of water on the cooling pond of the reactor. pots of two other reactors are boiling at this time. the chairman warned there is no water left in the spent fuel of plant number four resulting in what is extremely high radiation levels. the japanese government nevertheless have no plan to expand the 12 mile exclusion zone. the u.s. ambassador to japan said the situation is deteriorating and warned citizens to leave the area or remain indoors. the state department said the u.s. government has chartered aircraft to help americans leave japan. we are also understand that any american citizen that has no money they can get a flight out from hanita airport and that allows them to get out of the country and they can pay back the u.s. government earlier. a lot of concern amongst the japanese people of what is going on. there is fingerprintic buying of goods. but at this time the sensor and what people are watching is over the next 48 hours of what will happen to the nuclear plant north of here. >> brian
is affecting a lot of california college students studying overseas. kraig debro is joining us live to tell us about an urgent memo sent to cu students in japan. >> reporter: according to csu website, they send the most students abroad than any other. we'll be hoping to talk to some officials about their bringing students home even if they are not studying near where the quake zone. chancellor charles reed says he wants all csu students studying in japan to return and he's ordering no more students go to jam japan. we were told the students would be competing for resources. and the japanese people need it more. now, this morning a friend of a csu studying in japan said she cried when she heard the news but he thinks it's for the best. >> it is pretty dangerous. i mean, they would be breathing in dangerous fumes, right? i don't think it's such a bad idea. >> reporter: reed says another reason for bringing students home are the dangers associated with the fukushima nuclear plant. tohuko university has been closed. according to the students from uc are all accounted for and there are no further
traffic control procedures. u.s. transportation secretary ray lahood calling for at least two air traffic controllers now to man overnight shifts. this after a controller at d.c.'s reagan national airport reportedly fell asleep and two planes couldn't get in touch with the tower after mid night just trying to land. both had to go in for a landing on their own. toes your headlines. >> five hour energy ran out and two planes had to do their own thing. >> i'm sure nothing's down there on the runway. let's cross our fingers. let's talk a little bit about what's going on right now. in libya, new video just in, one of qaddafi's bases reportedly destroyed by u.s. coalition air strikes. look at these pictures, showing a flaming wreckage overnight and qaddafi's compound in tripoli also reportedly targeted again and was struck. the commander of britain's royal air force says libya's air force no longer exists. >> so now that we also have an exclusive story that came to us, i think james rosen and jennifer griffin working on this together. essentially, there might be some break as we try to find o
>>> good morning. a responsibility to act. president obama defends his decision to involvele the u.s. military in libya but vowed our troops will not be used to overthrow moammar gadhafi by force. >> to be blunt, we went down that road in iraq. >> did the president say enough to quiet his critics? >> prince harry joins a punishing expedition to the north pole. we are with him live. >> and buried. a snow boarder crashes and becomes trapped upside down in six feet of snow. his helmet camera captured it all including a desperate call to his wife. >> i'm stuck in a tree well. give them my phone number. >> are you serious? >> i'm going to die if they don't find me. >> luckily, she did and he was finally rescued. he's sharing his story with us finally rescued. he's sharing his story with us today, tuesday, march 29, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm meredith vieira. >> i'm matt lauer. president obama vowed america's role would be limited in libya last night. he told the nation we had fulfilled the pledge, we had done wha
. is the threat to the u.s. and the world growing? murderous attacksing libyan forces answer president obama's address with a new round of attacks on civilians, according to the rebels. >>> and camelot, it's not. the new miniseries on jfk and jackie o., many historians say it's more fiction than fact. we speak to the producer 0 of the series ahead. >>> good afternoon. we begin with the disaster in japan where the prime minister says the country is in a stalts of maximum alert, this as the fukushima crisis worsens. japan officials have said they believe there's been a partial meltdown at three of the plants' six reactors, that's half. now today radioactive water has been discovered in the maintenance tunnel at the plant. in a a spatefrtepha fr l io ocns e nd ncte peltoeer he nnoced 2 etrothor nd, stonrm plonm seepifr the damaged nuclear power plant into the soil outside the facility. plutonium is years. but so far, officials claim the levels found are not harmful to human health. meanwhile, more traces of radiation have been found in the u.s., raising new concerns. today in california one of
consider asking for outside help but would the u.s. answer the call? as american warships head to the region just what is the u.s. military willing to offer? >>> oil futures rise above $100 a barrel a day after the dow slumped 1.5%. we'll check where the market is headed before the opening bell today. >>> and flip-flop already? or just a communications mix-up. we'll get to the bottom of newt announcing for president thursday debacle. chuck has the back story. good morning. wednesday, march 2nd, 2011. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm chuck todd. amazing what making sure you have two sources do and can keep you out of trouble. we'll get more into that. all of that plus does michael huckabee think president obama grew up in kenya and will the beloved "the daily rundown" moth pad get a tablet today. let's get to the rundown. moammar gadhafi is vowing to fight to the last man as he ramps up efforts to hold onto his country in the face of a growing rebellion. pierce battles in the east and west. the libyan air force is bombing rebel territory sending forces to an oil base in the eastern
, but despite eight days of bombing the u.s. says military ground forces loyal to president gadhafi still pose a significant threat. on monday, president obama will address the nation on the libyan crisis. >>> disaster in japan. japan's prime minister describes the situation as grave and serious, after another dangerous radiation leak is found at the crippled fukushima nuclear power plant. u.s. navy barges are bringing fresh water to try to head off a meltdown "early" this saturday fresh water to try to head off a meltdown "early" this saturday morning, march 26th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to a gorgeous spring morning in new york city. 20-something degrees. but who cares, it looks nice. >> that's a beautiful picture, russ. >> welcome to "the early show," i'm russ mitchell. >> and i'm rebecca jarvis. we begin with the latest on the battle for libya. rebels have recaptured the key eastern city of ajdabiya. nato takes control of some of the u.s.-led operation in libya in a matter of days, and president obama will address the nation on monday night to explain u.s. involvement in
as we monitor metro. riders pay a lot of money to use buses and the rail and you tell us how you expect a safe, easy ride. if you do that, we can help keep metro accountable. send us your videos and e-mail to fox 5 metro at g-mail.com. >>> to a fox 5 follow-up, luxury suv's paid for by taxpayers and outrage continues in the district and one council member said an old law may have been broken. sarah simmons is live outside of the wilson building with more on this story. sarah, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, allison. councilman tommy wells said he looked into it and found that maybe 42 sufficient's might be in violation of this old law passed in 2003. it has become such a mess, now councilman jack evans is looking to introduce legislation today to require all of these leased vehicles to be approved by the council except for the mayor. now you may remember former councilwoman carol swartz proposed a law eight years ago to stop the district from leasing or owning suv's. she said they were a waste of money and guzzle too much gas. the law passed in 2003 saying it restricted suffici
the government for two more weeks which takes us to march 18th, and then we are right back where we started with the contentious battles between republicans and democrats. one thing that we did learn today, harry reid, the senate majority leader, just had a news conference after that vote and he announced that vice president joe biden is going to inject himself into the process, and he will be conducting meetings with republicans and democrats to try to find the middle ground on the negotiations. right now they are about $60 billion apart on the ideal. and it is a fundamental battle in congress and nose in the republican ranks and especially those from the far right want a lot of cuts and what democrats call extreme cuts. on the left, harry reid has to deal with the liberals who say don't cut too much. the democrats feel that some of the cuts will hurt job growth and job creation. so that is what joe biden has in store for him. now, let's not forget it was joe biden who last year behind the scenes was working with republicans and democrats to find a way to get an agreement on a tax cut prop
with the u.s. and its allies. defense secretary gates says the u.s. will hand over control of the mission within the coming days. however, questions remain about america's long-term exit strategy. >>> disaster in japan. workers get another scare as smoke rises, once again, from that crippled nuclear plant and residents are now being warned about contaminated drinking water and food. this as the estimated death toll jumps to more than 18,000 "early" this monday morning, jumps to more than 18,000 "early" this monday morning, march 21st, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> and good morning. welcome to "the early show" here on a monday morning, i'm chris wragge. >> i'm erica hill. >> following two very major stories this morning. first of which the situation in japan. all eyes on that nuclear facility in fukushima once again. this as reports as i mention a few moments ago, smoke emanating from that troubled reactor 3 there. and now reports of radiation levels detected radiation levels in both the food and the water in that safety zone around the nuclear plant right now. we're going to continue
's chief science correspondent robert bazell in tokyo. bob, what can you tell us? >> reporter: well, good morning, matt. i can tell you that at the very least this is a major setback in the efforts to contain the reactors. at worst, it's the beginning of a release of more radiation into the environment. >> now, about reactor number 3 -- >> reporter: the apparent leak is in reactor 3 which has been the most troubled at the fukushima site. today prime minister kan addressed the nation. >> translator: the government is stepping up monitoring efforts to control the radiation. >> reporter: the problem came to light when three workers got exposed to excess raidradiation. two of them were taken to a radiation hospital. measurements of the water in the plant found it to be 10,000 times normal radiation. today an official was asked about the source. when you take a look at the water, he said, it appears the source of the radiation is from the reactor. also the government said people living within 18 miles of the site should consider ale voluntary evacuation. earlier they suggested people in the zo
of colonel gaddafi would work? we know he has been using his fighter planes to attack opposition areas in the east of the country. >> it would certainly work if it was set up properly. it would not be perfect. i operated underneath and knobs -- not fly zone when i was in bosnia. there were. serb jet -- there were instances of serb jets flying. would have to be set up properly and it would have to be led by the united states. british cannot do it alone. we do not have the assets. >> it it is a question of time, i suppose, to get the international coordination. yesterday, the libyan fighter jets were carrying out attacks in the east of the country. it could take days, at least, to get international agreement amongst nato countries to set up the no-fly zone. >> and united nations. united nation often works at the speed of the striking slug -- a striking slug. if they really wanted to do it, they could call in -- the president of the security council could get this moving. we need the authority of the world to get this going. planning is happening now. certainly, they will be planning, pos
control and found out amazingly that they're used to this. listen. >> american 1900, so you're aware, the tower is apparently not manned. we've made a few phone calls. nobody's answering. so two airports went in the past 10, 19 minutes, so you can expect to go some. >> a reason it's not manned? >> well, i'm going to take a guess and say at that controller got locked out. i've heard of this happening before. >> that's the first time i've heard of it. >> yeah. fortunately, it's not very often, but, yeah, it happened about a year ago. i'm not sure that's what happened now. but anyway, there's nobody in the tower. >> interesting. >> it is. >> both planes did land safely. but changes are coming. ray lahood released a statement saying today i directed the airport to place two air traffic controllers on the midnight shift. it's just not acceptable to have just one controller in the tower managing air traffic in this critical airspace. i've also asked faa administrator randy babbett to study staffing at other airports. >>> and with the number in japan entering 10,000, a 6.2 earthquake rockin
to come get us. >> reporter: outside columbus, ohio, 60 weather-related wrecks reported in less than three hours on sunday, blamed on icy roads. in buffalo, sunday snowfall pushed the season total past 100 inches. people just want winter to end. >> i'm ready for spring to get here, baseball to start. >> reporter: the worst was in rayne, louisiana. this security camera shows the tornado that touched down saturday with 135 miles per hour winds leaving shattered glass, and mud-soaked debris. one young mother was killed. authorities say she died sheltering her 1-year-old daughter as fierce winds brought down a tree on their house. 1500 people were forced from their homes by the twister. >> it was total chaos to be honest with you. >> reporter: it's going to be chaotic for the morning rush hour in syracuse. syracuse is now closing in on their fourth snowiest season on record. 170 inches so far, and counting. if you do the math that's over 14 feet of snow. matt, i don't know if you want to hear this but it can snow in syracuse into mid may. >> not that i don't want to hear it, but people in syra
on the constitutionality of mandatory health care but don't want to talk about who pays for the uninsured. that would be us. unless we let them die. what does that cost every year, both financially and in human misery? thanks as always for your comments and continue to the conversation facebook.com/carolcnn. >> thank you, carol. >>> cnn newsroom continues right now with randi kaye in for ali velshi. >> thank you. we're on top of four big stories this hour. allies making inroads in libya. japan reacting to radioactive tap water in tokyo. the first terrorist bombing in jerusalem since 2004. and the passing of a ledged age. that word is sadly overused but no one wore it better than elizabeth taylor. remarking on her death today at 79, taylor's friend elton john said, we have just lost a hollywood giant. more importantly, we have lost an incredible human being. taylor had suffered for years from congestive heart failure and was hospitalized in los angeles for weeks. a former cnn colleague knew elizabeth taylor well and spoke with her many times on the air and off. we're talking about larry king. he joins me no
, run, joe, run. >> or a rock band like metallica, we have the lead singer, he's going to be joining us live. >> wow! >> from san francisco to talk about fathers and he's got a great story and a brand new documentary out as well. >> laura ingraham will join us. >> from ac/dc. >> what? and michael strahan will be here. he's got a lot on his plate right now with the nfl lockout and a bunch of other stuff. >> he might be the new regis. let's be honest and they're basically clones. michelle bachmann will be here. she's going to be running for president it seems and she's also embroiled in what's going to be a so-called attack on the tea party by the democrats trying to create a schism between republicans and the tea party. we'll expand on that. >> and finally, as you can see, screen right, susan lucci will be on our program today. she's got a lot to talk about as well. there are some rumors, "all my children" could be on the chopping block. >> i don't see how. it is a brilliant -- >> gone crazy! >> i know about pine valley. in the meantime, we begin with the latest on the situation in lib
is enjoying time off. >> great on have you here. and i shared with you in the opening make us proud. >> which is nicer than what you were going to say. >> always fun to have you here. coming up, the unemployment rate has fallen. those are words we haven't heard in a long time. businesses are starting to hire and consumer confidence is on the rise. this good news comes as gas prices soar this week amid the ongoing crisis in the middle east and that's putting a lot of pressure on america's pocketbooks. what could it mean? we'll break it down. >>> and a daring rescue as a firefighter came to the rescue of two painters whose scaffolding snapped high above the ground leaving them dangling on the side of a building. the amazing rescue story coming up. >> we were showing that live on local television. it was amazing to watch them pull it off. they practice this kind of stuff but it's still a maze to go watch. >>> and then the difference between store brands and generic. how do they stack up when it comes to taste some we'll show you what happened when one mom pulled a fast one on her husband and fiv
, why are people from london calling us. turns out britney had taken the bag and 48 hours later was in london running around town with this bag. that's how, you know, word-of-mouth -- next thing you knew we were in london. that's even more expensive, isn't it? >> yeah, this one's more expensive. >> while cara has a bag and an impressive line of stars to wear the bags, more impressive is the p.r. budget she used to get the press. >> my public relations budget when i starred was zero. no money. there was no budget. was me, which i didn't pay myself. so there was no money. >> that's not exactly true. at first, cara spent thousands making a costly mistake which taught her she was better off not spending any money. >> it was a $it,000 lesson. -- $3,000 lesson. i don't know that i want to have many more lessons that cost me $3,000. >> the mistake was hiring a big-time p.r. narm promise today to contact celebrities like demi moore and give them sample bags with a handwritten bag from cara. >> i would write a note, "dear demi moore, this is why you should wear this bag." we gave away ba
says it will be hosting a summit in london next week. progress on the u.s. mandate intervention in libya. the u.s. military said there is no indication that coalition air strikes resulted in any civilian casualties. wednesday night, sites again or targeted in the capital of tripoli. bobby gaddafi -- gaddafi's tanks in israel were hit. schelling's have resumed. >> a propaganda war is also being waged in libya. brandishing, a presenter on libyan state television pledged to give his last breath for libyan leader gaddafi. state television also broadcast images of gaddafi's supporters staging demonstrations and gaddafi himself making a brief public appearance for the first time in days. speaking from his compound, gaddafi pledged victo, denouncinghat he called the unjustified aggression of crusader nations. although the united nations- backed strike had forced his troops to retreat, battles are still waiting on the ground. rebels and regime forces are still fighting for control in eastern libya, where thehave been engaged in a standoff for days. the u.s. president says intervention w
on the hunt for 14 years. u.s. marital shalls think they've caught -- u.s. marshals think they've caught the infamous east coast rapist. after all these years police are saying they have the guy responsible >> julie: 12 years, digital media and a tip led police to the capture of the alleged east coast rapist. 39-year-old aaron thompson. electronic billboards and website brought in leads. it was someone who knew the suspect that led authorities to finally nabbing him. detectives picked up one of his discarded cigarette butts and had it tested. it was later discovered the dna was a match. thomas is believed responsible for rapes and other attacks on 17 women since 1997. he's been working as a trucker and taken into custody in connecticut by a multi-tate task force, formed to bring him in. -- multi-state task force, formed to bring him in. >> investigators worked tirelessly on this case this was a joint collaboration on all levels. we are proud of our investigation and hope the arrest of aaronç thomas brings some closure to our victims in our communities. >> billboards featuring sketches
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of the country and the u.s. is moving naval forces towards the country. charlie sheen says our own jeff rossens a rock star. we go into his home to meet his so-called goddesses. is today really d-day in wisconsin as the govern or has said or a political head fake? one of the missing democratic senators joins us from somewhere outside the state. >>> first off, the charlie sheen express gains steam as it rolls down the tracks and gets more out of control. in the past 24 hours his pub cyst quit and his lawyer demands millions and they producer fired back at at actor in a tv message while sheen continues his media blitz, this time letting cameras into his home and introducing the new women in his life he calls his goddesses. >> there's really no judgment. they don't leave with opinion. they don't worry about their own needs all the time. they tell me, look, park your nonsense. help me solve this. what i tell them is get away from your emotions and ego, and therein lies the solution. >> nbc's jeff rossen has more on the brand-new interview with the actor. >> charlie sheen made a lot of news on monda
measures. with u.s. support, the u.n. security council authorized a no-fly zone over libya and the use of military actions against moammar gadhafi's forces. air strikes could begin as soon as today. >>> live from london, meredith vieira gets a special tour of westminster abbey from the man who will officiate at the royal wedding as the countdown to the big event hits 42 days today, friday, march 18, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television " on a friday morning. >>> good morning. welcome to a special edition of "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer in new york. meredith is in london. buckingham palace. good morning to you. >> hey, matt. good morning to you as well. we'll get the latest on the royal wedding and my tour of westminster abbey in a bit. there are new developments on the crisis in japan, matt. >> there certainly are. japanese officials who have been criticized for downplaying the severity of the nuclear crisis raised their rating of the situation to a 5 on the scale of 1 to 7. that means they expected wider consequences beyond the local area surrounding that
in the pacific ocean. >>> the february jobs numbers are out and they bring some good news. the u.s. economy added 192,000 jobs in february and the unemployment rate dropped below 9% for the first time since april of 2009. cnn's christine romans joins us from new york with some perspective. what do the numbers really mean? they make you smile, but what do they really mean? >> reporter: as one economist said, february was healthy enough. and two years into an economic recovery, we still been waiting for that economic news that the labor market at least was healthy enough. 192,000 jobs absorbs new entrance into the work force because of immigration and the way people are aging and coming into the work force. new workers coming in so that is good news. it picks up a few other workers as well. 192,000 the best we have seen since may 2010. and there were a couple of revisions. you had more jobs created in december and later in the year than we had thought and pick up another 5,000 jobs that way. it paints a picket what many analysts and economists and small business owners are telling us you were start
with jeremy bowen in london. >> the u.s. jets returning to their base in italy. the decision to use air power against colonel gadhafi in libya was taken quickly, so quickly that they are still sorting out the politics behind it. if that is one reason for the london conference, assembling ministers and diplomats from 40 countries, and the arab league and the african union to back u.n. resolutions. though thertheir enthusiasm for military action varies. the mandate to protect civilians also means taking sides in a civil war. >> we made the right choice, that was to draw a line in the desert sand to halt the murderous advance of gaddafi's forces. no one has yet to explain when or how that commitment ends. the conference also said -- started the process toward more legitimacy. this is the closest of rebels have to a political leadership and would like more help on the ground, too. >> the americans said they would consider arming the rebels. is that something you would like? >> you can see that they are fighting with machine guns, etc. >> the u.s., france, and britain are talking about army the re
with the battle -- the bbc middle east. it starts with jeremy bowen in london. >> the u.s. jets returning to their base in italy. the decision to use air power against colonel gadhafi in libya was taken quickly, so quickly that they are still sorting out the politics behind it. if that is one reason for the london conference, assembling ministers and diplomats from 40 countries, and the arab league and the african union to back u.n. resolutions. though thertheir enthusiasm for military action varies. the mandate to protect civilians also means taking sides in a civil war. >> we made the right choice, that was to draw a line in the desert sand to halt the murderous advance of gaddafi's forces. no one has yet to explain when or how that commitment ends. the conference also said -- started the process toward more legitimacy. this is the closest of rebels have to a political leadership and would like more help on the ground, too. >> the americans said they would consider arming the rebels. is that something you would like? >> you can see that they are fighting with machine guns, etc. >> the u
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the tactics used. >> having in mind the protection of the civilian population, how can one use air strikes, which lead to more losses among the peaceful population. we cannot help but be concerned. >> and among those actively involved in the air strikes, control remains as to who is an overall control of the operation. france, britain, in the u.s. have taken the lead so far, but nato has yet to agree whether the alliance should have a leading role in the mission. the meetings for talks have been scheduled for all of the key international players in london next week. ministers will be hoping to have resolved the issue of control by then. bbc news. >> earlier, i spoke to the former u.s. ambassador to the united nations under president bill clinton, and the arab league, the african union, and others that are not fully committed to air strikes, and president obama said the international community is fully behind the action in libya. >> first, you have to remember that the international community did pass this through the union, so there is that international credibility. as this goes on longer
to the fullest with great passion and humor and love. though her loss is devastating to those of us who held her so close and so dear, we will always be inspired by her endearing contribution to our world. her remarkable body of work in film and ongoing successes of businesswoman and her brave and relentless advocacy in the fight of hiv and aids has always made it an incredibly proud of what she has accomplished. taylor was one of the last onscreen goddesses nominated multiple times for best actress in the academy awards oscar finally came for her performance in "butterfield aaden" in the '60s. she won second time for "who's afraid of virginia woolf." her private life was every bit as dramatic as her onscreen roles. married eight times. actor richard burton became her husband twice. later in life, elizabeth -- her act career, when she published a book and focused her attention on the world's aids epidemic. . in recent years as you mentioned she struggled with her health and hospitalized the last six weeks. again, her family, her four children, ten grandchildren were by her side when she passed e
to him are all aware of it, he's lying. >> reporter: as for gadhafi's claim no force has been used, this man had evidence to the contrary. like many here, he showed us pictures of the dead far too graphic to be shown on television. >> they're not playing games with the people. we are real. he's a killer. believe me. >> he is a terrorist. he is a terrorist. they are looking for freedom and we are free at last. free at last! free at last! >> reporter: in a benghazi cafe, they had a simple wish. >> we want gadhafi die. >> reporter: alex marquardt, abc news, benghazi, libya. >> crude oil prices are hovering around $98 a barrel as traders keep an eye on the unrest. libya's top oil official said the country's crude production has been cut by 50%. here at home the national average price of a gallon of unleaded has reached $3.38, up more than 19 cents in one week. i paid almost $4 yesterday for a gallon. >> it's crazy. events of the world do affect us here at home. >>> the chance of a federal government shutdown bit end of the week could be less likely. >> a short-term plan has been put in
this morning, russian spy anna chapman was caught here in the u.s. and then, of course, dpee parted but she didn't go home in disgrace and she didn't exactly disappear welcome back into the shadows. instead she's got public in a very big way, except when it comes to her exploits as a secret agent. nick watt has her story. >> reporter: flamed hair femme fatale, undercover party girl. chapman was, well, the best looking of the russian spies spent home in disgrace. now she's got her own tv show. mysteries of the world with anna chapman. >> i never saw myself as a tv star. like, you know, most people, they dream of being a tv star, like they dream of fame. it never happened to me. i never even thought of that. >> reporter: the saucy spy posed for racy magazine spreads. there are anna chapman action dolls. she's moving into politics, trademarked her name and added volume to her hair. but this is her first foreign tv interview. it's quite unusual for a former secret agent to become a television star. >> who told you i was an agent? >> reporter: so, you deny being a secret agent? >> as i said befo
with troubling side effects. one woman will share her story. >> it's an exciting morning for us launching our new website today.com. to mark the event we are doing something we have never done before. >> starting in the next half hour, while we are on the air kathie lee and hoda will be live online hosting the today.com show showing you what goes on behind the scenes during tod "today." they are upstairs in hair and makeup or as they call it, the sober valley spa. they will take us inside the control room. we'll check in on guests in the green room as well. for the first time this morning, history-making. myth is going to be tweeting. >> between now and then i have to figure out what that is. >> is this a long-term plan or a one day and out? >> this is a one day, maybe long term. >> okay. good. thanks for that. let us begin on this tuesday morning with soaring gas prices. according to aaa, the national average is $3.52, up 40 cents in a month. in california, where prices are highest in the country, the average is a staggering $3.96. that coming from san francisco. miguel almaguer is there. good m
on the ground and they are using tanks to try to take back misrata the last city in western libya still in rebel hands. witnesses say attacks this week have left dozens dead. the u.s. has commanded the international assault so far, but hopes to hand off control in the next few days. >> we will continue to support the efforts to protect the libyan people. but we will not be in the lead. >> reporter: diplomats say leaders are getting closer to an agreement that will put nato in charge of running the no-fly zone. the alliance has sent war ships to the waters off the libyan coast, joining the u.s. vessels on patrol there. joel brown, cbs news, the state department. >>> if coalition forces maintain the no-fly zone for more than a couple of month, the experts now estimate it could end up costing more than a billion dollars. >>> workers of that crippled nuclear plant in japan have shut down the recovery operations again as new radiation fears rise. tap water at the tokyo purification plant has tested positive for radiation. the levels were twice the levels and authorities are warning parents not to let
. >> thank you. britain says it will be hosting a summit in london next week. progress on the u.s. mandate intervention in libya. the u.s. military said there is no indication that coalition air strikes resulted in any civilian casualties. wednesday night, sites again or targeted in the capital of tripoli. bobby gaddafi -- gaddafi's tanks in israel were hit. schelling's have resumed. >> a propaganda war is also being waged in libya. brandishing, a presenter on libyan state television pledged to give his last breath for libyan leader gaddafi. state television also broadcast images of gaddafi's supporters staging demonstrations and gaddafi himself making a brief public appearance for the first time in days. speaking from his compound, gaddafi pledged victory, denouncing what he called the unjustified aggression of crusader nations. although the united nations- backed strike had forced his troops to retreat, battles are still waiting on the ground. rebels and regime forces are still fighting for controleastee been engaged in a standoff for days. the u.s. president says intervention would not
is facing now new pressure from congress over the u.s. military's role in libya. >> republicans are now demanding specifics from the president about his goals in libya. john hendren has the latest from washington. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning. as the military operation in libya enters its sixth day, at least in public, moammar gadhafi is showing no sign of giving up. sources say obama administration officials have told european allies they want to hand off control of the international operation in libya this week. nato is already activating ships and planes in the mid terrain yan, a move president obama describes as u.s. exit strategy. >> the exit strategy will be executed this week in the sense that we will be pulling back from our much more active efforts to shape the environment. >> reporter: in benghazi they're cheering a no-fly zone as airborne life line. pro-democracy rebels are holding onto that area. secretary of state hillary clinton calls it the humanitarian catastrophe that did not happen. >> gadhafi' troops were poised to enter benghazi over the weekend, put
. >>> now to a story that shocked even us, even though we work the tough overnight hours. staffing at air traffic control towers around the country is being reviewed after two planes were forced to land at one of the nation's busiest airport without the tower's help. the lone controller apparently nodded off. jim sciutto reports from reagan national. >> reporter: for more than 20 harrowing minutes the tower at reagan national airport had gone ominously quiet. at 12:10 american airlines flight 1900 from dallas could not reach the tower after being handed over from regional controllers. the pilot executed a go-round following routine aviation procedure. failing to raise the tower on the second approach, the pilot treated the airport as if it were uncontrolled and landed. 15 minutes later, a united flight was also unable to contact anyone in the reagan tower. >> tower is apparently unmanned. called on the phone and nobody's answering, so that aircraft went in just as uncontrolled airport. >> that's interesting. >> it is. it's happened before, though. >> reporter: both flights landed s
. thank you for being here with us. we have three major developing stories from overnight. none bigger than this first one we need to tell you about. breaking news out of libya where members of the opposition are now saying that the libyan dictator moammar gadhafi is trying to strike a deal, possibly trying to get safe passage out of the country saying he'll leave, but wants immunity. arwa damon joins us now on the phone with details of this from the center of the resistance, benghazi. this doesn't seem to mesh with his rhetoric over the past days and weeks. is this real? >> reporter: well, t.j., that really is what everyone here is trying to figure out at this stage. now, what we know from some of the opposition leadership is that they're saying that via intermediaries, they received an offer stating that colonel gadhafi would convene his people's congress, step aside, wants guarantees of safe passage for his family and guarantees he wouldn't be prosecuted. they're saying in return, he would have to first come out and publicly state he was no longer the leader of libya, a sustained ce
then, i negotiate directly with designers... so you get the savings. t.j.maxx. let us make a maxxinista out of you. >>> good morning. breaking news. a possible leak detected in one of the reactors at that damaged nuclear plant in japan after water inside tested 10,000 times more radioactive than normal. and this morning officials are expanding the voluntary evacuation zone. we'll have the latest in a live report. >>> wake-up call. the f.a.a. suspends a veteran tower controller after he fell asleep during his overnight shift at reagan national airport. it could lead to major safety changes nationwide. >>> final wish. elizabeth taylor laid to rest during an emotional private service and at her request she arrived fashionably late. one last grand entrance for a hollywood legend today, friday sh mar, hollywood legend today, friday sh mar, march 25, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm mcalistatt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. just a short time ago japan's prime minister delivered an address to his nation
. lester will tell us about it in a few minutes. first he has the latest on the ongoing nuclear crisis. good morning, lester. >> reporter: good morning. you have to hand it to the 50 workers there trying their best, but at every turn, a cascading event events throws more obstacles their way. right now this all seems to threaten to overwhelm them. it is a scene playing out on japanese television. trouble at the troubled fukushima daiichi power plant. more information kept coming. the news only getting more confusing. >> translator: we have urged them to evacuate. >> reporter: earlier today it was announced operations at the plant had been suspended. all personnel on site forced to withdraw because of concern about what were thought to be dangerously high radiation levels at the plant. but later, workers were allowed back in. the situation at the power plant is growing more dire each day. satellite imagery from satellites reveals the damage from three explosions in the last four days. it is what you can't see that's troubling. radiation is entering the air. a crack in the containment dom
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